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Yeah, yeah; we've heard the rumor that Scarlett Johansson is in talks to take over the role of Iron Man 2's Black Widow from schedulely-conflicted Emily Blunt. And we have to admit: We're terrified.


It's not just that Johansson may be the acting equivalent of Benjamin Button, getting worse with each subsequent film she appears in (Or maybe she just did "disaffected youth" really well. But still; compare Ghost World to The Spirit to see what I mean), but even if Scarlett could, you know, act, we'd be hard-pressed to believe that she could pull off cynical Russian superspy femme fatale opposite Robert Downey Jr. - or, for that matter, not be acted off the screen by Gwyneth Paltrow, and just let that one sink in for a second. Gwyneth Paltrow, people.

Between Eliza Dushku nominating herself for the role and this news, we're even more hopeful that Fox will work out the schedule problems that threaten original Widow choice Emily Blunt's involvement - or, at least, that director Jon Favreau will display more taste in leading ladies.


Emily Blunt out, Scarlett Johansson in as Iron Man 2's Black Widow? [SciFi Wire]

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